April 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Information Session: Graduate Fellowship Opportunities For People of Color

Come to this information session and learn first-hand from successful fellowship recipients. We will outline a variety of fellowship opportunities, highlighting those with deadlines in January and February. Our panel will provide information about writing a competitive proposals and resources to get your proposal out the door on time.  

April 3, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Introduction to Qualtrics

In this session you will learn everything you need to get started creating surveys, distributing, and analyzing results using the Qualtrics Research Suite.

April 6, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

CPPA Faculty Colloquium: John Hird

Interim Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean John Hird (political science) will speak about his recent research in a talk titled "How Effective is Policy Analysis?"

April 7, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Faculty Scholar Luncheon with Richard G. Wilkinson

"Merging Multiple Sources of Secondary Data: Theory-Driven Analysis or Data Trawling Secondary Data Sources" with Richard G. Wilkinson

April 7, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Richard Wilkinson

"The Spirit Level: Why Unequal Societies are Bad for Everyone" presented by Richard Wilkinson, public health researcher and co-author of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, a best-seller published in 20+ countries. The book argues that the more equal a society, the better off it is — less crime, less obesity, less drug addiction and a healthy, happier populace in a more successful economy.

April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Intermediate STATA

An ISSR short course by Rodrigo designed for those with a basic understanding of Stata who want to advance their programming skills.

April 9, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Zube Lecture: "Designing Living Landscapes: Origins and Significance of Cultural Landscape Research in Landscape Architecture"

Ethan Carr PhD, FASLA is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst and co-directs the graduate certificate program in Cultural Landscape Management, and will be presenting this Zube Lecture.

April 10, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Creating a Convincing CV: Content and Format

Led by the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) and the Graduate School Office of Professional Development (OPD), this session will provide advanced graduate students with strategies to create convincing academic CVs.

April 13, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Sixty Years of Working for Justice and Peace in the Valley

Part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Thought and Political Economy. Frances Crowe, former director of AFSC and Peace Activist Extraodinaire, will present.

April 17, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

The Rudd Adoption Research Program Presents "New Worlds of Adoption: Launching into Adulthood"

Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. In her keynote address, “Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience,” adoption will be discussed in terms of strengths that promote resilience.